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Beau Blankenship
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-08-13) August 13, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Norman, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Ohio
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2014)*
Career highlights and awards
* Independence Bowl Co-Offensive MVP (2012)
  • Second-team All-MAC (2012)

Beau Blankenship (born August 13, 1990) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Iowa State in 2009 and Ohio from 2011 to 2013.

High schoolEdit

Blankenship played football for Norman North High School, where he gained 5,050 rushing yards and 59 total touchdowns.[1] He was an all-state selection. Blankenship was also on the track and field team.[2]

CollegeEdit

In 2009, Blankenship played seven games for Iowa State. He gained 11 total yards. He then redshirted in 2010. In 2011, he played 13 games for Ohio and had 462 rushing yards and four touchdowns.[1] He had a season-high 129 yards against Central Michigan on November 10. He rushed for 47 yards in the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.[3]

In 2012, Blankenship rushed for 1,604 yards and 15 touchdowns, breaking Kalvin McRae's Ohio record for rushing yards in a season.[1] On September 29, against Massachusetts, Blankenship had 43 carries, which tied a school record; his 269 yards in that game was a season high for him. In the 2012 Independence Bowl, he totaled 104 rushing yards, and his four touchdowns set an Independence Bowl record. It was Blankenship's ninth 100-yard rushing game in 2012, which was another school record. He was also named the game's co-offensive most valuable player. Blankenship was named to the 2012 All-MAC second team.[1] His 312 rushing attempts led the MAC, and his 1,604 rushing yards ranked second.[4]

StatisticsEdit

Season Team Rushing Receiving
GP Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
~2009 Iowa State 7 4 11 2.8 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
~2011 Ohio University 13 93 462 5.0 48 4 3 19 6.3 11 0
~2012 Ohio University 13 312 1604 5.1 58 15 21 182 8.7 28 1
~2013 Ohio University 13 204 910 4.5 53 5 15 62 4.1 10 0
Total 46 613 2987 4.9 58 24 39 263 6.7 28 1

~includes bowl game

Professional careerEdit

Following an invitation to rookie minicamp, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Blankenship on May 17, 2014. He was released on July 23.

Beau currently works as a realtor and a property management company owner in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Source

Personal lifeEdit

Blankenship is a communication studies major. He was born to Cynthia and Charlie on August 13, 1990, and has one sister, Brittany.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Beau Blankenship Profile". ohiobobcats.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  2. "Beau Blankenship" Script error. cyclones.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. "Beau Blankenship Game By Game Stats and Performance". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  4. "Beau Blankenship Stats". sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
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